The Atom #12
(April-May 1964)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1964-02-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Strange Adventures #162 and copyright registration.


Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]
Reprints

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Bob Hope
Synopsis
The Golden Rule is universal.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated April 1967.

Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 12.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring; Enrichetta Negrini
Synopsis
A nameless criminal with scientific knowledge discovers a way to imprison the Atom in a laser weapon and use him to power it.
Reprints
Keywords
laser

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 7.67 pages and 4.67 pages.

Who Is the Flaming Avenger? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Showcase; Cave Carson / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Strange Realm of the Atom! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The amount of space occupied by an electron...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

Dash Out of Your Foxholes! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

104 Cars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electrifying Announcement! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hawkman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Inside the Atom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters from: Leonard J. Tirado, Andy Wickstrom, Paul Feola

The Gold Hunters of '49! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Atom / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Edgar Allan Poe; Professor Alpheus V. Hyatt; Charles Barr
Synopsis
The Atom travels back to the year 1849 where he encounters Edgar Allan Poe and helps solve a mysterious gold robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
Baltimore; Time Pool; time travel

Indexer Notes

A "Time Pool" story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy, Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work!
    The Atom
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
  3. 2. Danger -- Atom-Gun at Work!
    The Atom
  4. 3. Who Is the Flaming Avenger?
    Showcase; Cave Carson
  5. 4. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  6. 5. ["The amount of space occupied by an electron..."]
    Strange Realm of the Atom!
  7. 6. Dash Out of Your Foxholes!
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    104 Cars
  9. 8. Electrifying Announcement!
    Hawkman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Inside the Atom
  11. 10. The Gold Hunters of '49!
    The Atom
  12. 11. ["For the very best..."]
    Green Lantern; Strange Adventures
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Helen of Toy, Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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